Sunday, September 16, 2018

In Between Things - Children's Book Review and Giveaway


Book Overview:

By Priscilla Tey

9780763689834 | May 2018 | Ages 4-8 | 40 pages

Look over there — the cat is between a table and a chair with a tear. But now look again: the cat is on top of the dog, who’s between the floor and the cat (and not too happy about that!). As you wander through the delightfully detailed illustrations, the more you look, the more you’ll see — including colors made from a mix of two others, hybrid implements such as a spork, warm nooks that are neither too cold nor too hot, even a cross of a zebra and cow that makes a . . . zebrow? In an engaging and utterly stylish debut, rising star Priscilla Tey leads readers on an addictive exploration of the in-between, a surprisingly far-reaching and everywhere concept.

My Review:

A hardback book with lots of visuals through color and illustrations, In Between Things explains the meaning of the word "between" with whimsical rhythmic words.  A black cat and a brown dog are shown going between all sorts of things.  For instance, take this excerpt from the book:

"An in-between thing can separate two things, which is sometimes a helpful and necessary thing.
The glass in between keeps fish wet and us dry. It separates the cat from the tasty-looking guy."

For a book to explain a word in a way that's so entertaining and catchy, In Between Things is a definite favorite of all the children books I've ever reviewed.  It's a book that I wouldn't mind reading over and over to a young child.  Note to the author:  Please make more books like this!


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26 comments:

aperry said...

I like both dogs and cats.

Unknown said...

I’m a cat person

Serissa Mcanally said...

I am more of a cat person for sure. I think most women are! Men are the dogs! I didn't mean that in a bad way though! hahaha

Nancy said...

I am more of a dog lover.

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susan1215 said...

I'm more of a dog person.

Gwendolyn Jordan said...

A dog lover

slb3334 said...

I"m more of a dog person.

Peggy said...

I am a dog person but I will take a cat too.

marjorie takala said...

I am definitely a dog lover!

bison61 said...

I am a dog person

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Betty2222 said...

I'm a cat person

Jan Lee said...

I'm more of a dog person ;)

Donna C. said...

More of a cat person

Abigail Gibson said...

I am more of a dog person.

msrodeobrat said...

I'm more of a dog person
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Sue Hull said...

I'd have to say both.We had dogs & cats when I was a kid.I love them both.Living in apts since I moved out of home I've never had a dog or cat. My daughter has 3 dogs,1 cat and fish. She loves animals so I knew when she moved out she would have lots of pets.I'd love to have a kitty but I can't afford a $500 deposit.Thank you for the chance ☺

nikkirae said...

I am most definitely a cat person. We have three!

Renee said...

Team cat all the way.

Antoinette M said...

I am a cat person.

jjmon2012 said...

I am a cat person for many reason. BUT I did take in one of my brothers german shepards for a year while they were building their home.

Katrina Weiss said...

More of a dog person, but I like both.

mirka07 said...

I'm more of a cat person, have a kitty named Daisy:)

katy said...

I love both but I love cats more because they are low maintenance.

Jenny said...

I am a cat person, but our family has 2 cats and a dog!

Karen Propes said...

More of a Dog Person, but love cats too.
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Annmarie Weeks said...

I'm more of a dog person, although I love all animals. I had both dogs & cats growing up, but my hubby is not fond of cats.